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Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention

by Alan Kuperman & Timothy Crawford

Does humanitarian military intervention save lives as intended? Or does it perversely embolden rebels and ignite the spiral of violence that it seeks to prevent?

Such questions lie at the heart of a new and...


International Non-Governmental Development Organizations

by David Lewis

Non-Governmental Development Organizations have seen turbulent times over the decades; however, recent years have seen them grow to occupy high-profile positions in the fight against poverty. They are now seen...


Global South to the Rescue: Emerging Humanitarian Superpowers and Globalizing Rescue Industries

by Paul Amar

This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of an epochal shift in global order - the fact that global-south countries have taken up leadership roles in peacekeeping missions, humanitarian interventions,...


LAW MORALITY AND INTERNATIONAL ARMED INTERVENTION: THE UNITED NATIONS AND ECOWAS IN LIBERIA

by Mourtada Deme

International law is often manipulated in the debate about humanitarian intervention. The Liberian case provides an opportunity to challenge the UN and The Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS')...


Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance

by Jessica F. Green

Rethinking Private Authority examines the role of non-state actors in global environmental politics, arguing that a fuller understanding of their role requires a new way of conceptualizing private authority....


The World We Want: New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change

by Peter Karoff & Jane Maddox

In The World We Want, Peter Karoff presents a collective vision of an ideal world. The book weaves together multi-sector, multidiscipline strategies, but_in large part_it is about the power of human connection,...


The Government of Chronic Poverty: From the Politics of Exclusion to the Politics of Citizenship?

by Sam Hickey

What are the underlying causes of chronic poverty? Can 'development beyond neoliberalism' offer the strategies required to challenge such persistent forms of poverty, particularly through efforts to promote...


Global Ideologies and Urban Landscapes

by Manfred B. Steger & Anne McNevin

How do political ideologies and urban landscapes intersect in the context of globalization? This volume illuminates the production of ideologies as both discursive and spatial phenomena in distinct contributions...


The Politics of Biofuels

by Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Philip McMichael & Ian Scoones

This book addresses key questions on biofuels within agrarian political economy, political sociology and political ecology. Contributions are based on fresh empirical materials from different parts of the world....


The Ngo Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya

by Maurice N. Amutabi

The book breaks new ground in understanding the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Africa. The book historicizes NGOs using the Rockefeller Foundation as a case study, looking at its tripartite...


Africa and IMF Conditionality: The Unevenness of Compliance, 1983-2000

by Kwame Akonor

Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest. Yet, questions of Ghana's compliance - to what extent did it comply,...


Elites and Governance in China

by Xiaowei Zang & Chien-wen Kou

This book reveals the complex relationship between elite perceptions and behaviour, and governance, in China. It moves away from existing scholarship by focusing on functionaries, grass-roots elites, leading...


Achieving Education for All through Public-Private Partnerships?: Non-State Provision of Education in Developing Countries

by Pauline Rose

Concern for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 has led to a focus on the role that non-state providers (NSPs) can offer in extending access and improving quality of basic services. While NSPs...


Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral

by Deni Béchard

When acclaimed author Deni Béchard first learned of the last living bonobos—matriarchal great apes that are, alongside the chimpanzee, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom—he was completely astonished....


Nonprofits in Crisis: Economic Development, Risk, and the Philanthropic Kuznets Curve

by Nuno S. Themudo

Why do some countries have a vibrant nonprofit sector while others do not? Nonprofits in Crisis explores the theory of risk as a major mechanism through which economic development influences the nonprofit sector....


In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

by John S. Ahlquist & Margaret Levi

In the Interest of Others develops a new theory of organizational leadership and governance to explain why some organizations expand their scope of action in ways that do not benefit their members directly....


Religions and Development

by Emma Tomalin

The text will present, explain and critically evaluate different sorts of literature from a range of disciplines that are relevant to thinking about the relationships between religions and development. It provides...


Non-State Actor Dynamics in International Law: From Law-Takers to Law-Makers

by Math Noortmann & Cedric Ryngaert

This book examines the position of non-state actors in international law as law-makers and law-takers and questions whether these different positions can or should be separated from each other. It is an indispensable...


From Blood Diamonds to the Kimberley Process: How NGOs Cleaned Up the Global Diamond Industry

by Franziska Bieri

Despite its importance in international affairs, the Kimberley Process remains understudied in academia. Franziska Bieri's book provides the first comprehensive account of the Kimberley Process and is the first...


Oil Supply Crises: Cooperation and Discord in the West

by Vessela Chakarova

Oil Supply Crises: Cooperation and Discord in the West, by Vessela Chakarova, offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of consumer countries’ policies and reactions to oil supply shortages. In addition...